I don't mean to challenge the mods or such decisions as I know it takes quite a bit of effort to moderate these forums but I am concerned that the 5 minute integration limit is very restrictive especially for fainter objects.
Again, I am asking this question in the spirit of discussion and not to fight or challenge anyone's authority (I would urge other members of this forum to please keep this discussion civil assuming the mods allow it). Ultimately, if the forum stops serving its audience then you will likely see more attrition and less use... this is the last thing we want for this already very small corner of the universe.
I for one will have to stop posting some of the more interesting / exotic objects that I like observing e.g. faint quasars, distant galaxy groups, interacting galaxies, gravitational lenses etc.which usually take more than 5 minutes of integration with my equipment and my light polluted backyard or maybe stop posting observations completely.
I would think a better way to decide these limits would be to poll the community of users who use cameras for EAA and see what they think is appropriate.
A rule like this does not necessarily exclude users but it makes the universe we can share here on this forum a lot smaller and a lot less interesting.
P.S. Mods if you think this is not the right forum to discuss this please let me know which forum to post in.
Edited by Astrojedi, 20 November 2019 - 01:43 PM.